Thanks! Question about the shrimp though. I've had some of the original ones die/ get eaten (the betta when housed with shrimp DID NOT like them). I try to fish out the ... Corpses or parts of them as soon as I see them, but sometimes I don't catch them for a bit, especially with all the hides and plants. How much ammonia will the dead ones release? I do fish counts 2x a day and so far everyone is doing really well, but it's hard to find the shrimp all the time.
Also, I did a 15% water change today and the ammonia was 0.5ppm and 4ppm nitrates. This was the first time I have ever shown nitrates, so good, but I have never had ANY nitrites. So how did that happen? Should I retest?
(And FYI my tap water has naturally .25 or so ppm
ammonia in it).